Delima.] FLORA INDICA. 61 vel poris 2 apicalibus dehiscentes. Ovaria discreta vel in axi mediante columna central! cohserentia, unilocularia (rarius solitaria) intus vel basi ovulifera. Styli discreti, terminates. Carpella dehiseentia follicu- laria, vel subbaccata indehiscentia. Semina 1 vel plura, arillata, testa Crustacea granulata vel cancellata, rhaphi brevi, amphitropa. J&nbryo ininutus, hilo proximus. Albumen carnosum.—Arbores, frutices, vel herbae, interctum tcandentes, Folia alterna^ decldua vel perwtentia. Petioli bad dilatati vel stipulis adnatis cito deciduis muniti. This Order, which is usually placed '-next to Jbmunculacete, is undoubtedly very nearly allied to that Order, as well as to jHagnoUacea, but has also a marked rela- tionship to some Orders which are generally placed at a considerable distance, being connected both with Tem&tromiaceaB and JSricacea by means of Saurauja, which, though referred by most botanists to the former of these Orders, is by Lindley and Flauchon considered an undoubted member of the present family. We shall have an oppo'rtunity of entering fully into the question of these curious affinities when we describe the genus Saurauja, which, on account of its syncarpous fruit, we propose to place in or near Ternstromacets. The species of Dilleniacea> are either tropical or Australian. The latter country probably contains the largest part of the Order, in the shape of small herbaceous plants or under-shrubs, sometimes climbing. No species are found beyond the tropics in America, but in the east-em hemisphere a few stragglers extend as far as the fc|Łe of the Himalaya, and into southern China. Tribus I. DELIMEJS, DC. Stamina superne dilatata, antheris remotis obliqoia divaricatis. 1. DELIMA, L., BO. Trachytella, DC. Syst. i. 410, Prod. i. 70. Leontoglossum, Hance in Walp. Ann. ii. 18. iii. 812. Mores hermapkroditi. Sepala 5. Petala 4-5. Stamina indefinita. Ovarium solitarium, depresso-subglobosum, in stylum subulatum at- tenuatum; ovula 2-3 e basi adscendentia. Folliculus ovalis, angalo interiori dehiscens. Semen solitarium, arillo cupulifonni denticulato cinctum.—I?rutex scandens sarmento8u*-> foliis asjperrimis, floribus m paniculas terminates disposilis alb is. Tropical climbing shrubs, all but one American. 1. D. aarmentoaa (L. Sp. 736).—3urm. Fl. Ind. 122. t. 37./. 1; DC. Prod. L 69; WalL Cat. 6632! Bot. Mag. 3058 1 Hook, et Am. Bot. Beech.; Bentb. Kew Journ. Bot. iii. 256. D. intermedia, Blume Bijd. 4; Hassk. PL Jav. Ear. 176, Actaea aspera, Lour. M. Coch. ed. WilU. L 405. Tetracera sarmentosa, WWd.; Roxb. M. Ind. ii. 64.5. Trachytella Actsea, DC. Prod. i. 70. Leontoglossum scabrum, Hance, Lc. o. glabra ; fiructu glabro. /5. hebecarpa; fructu piloso.—D. bebecarpa, DC. Syst. i. 407, Prod. i. 70; Deless. Ic. Sel L 72; WM. Cat. 6633!